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Get to know a rookie: Marcus Roberson/Wagoner

Discussion in 'RAMS - NFL TALK' started by RamBill, Jun 22, 2014.

  1. RamBill

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    Jul 31, 2010
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    Get to know a rookie: Marcus Roberson
    By Nick Wagoner


    We’ve officially reached the closest thing to a dead period the NFL has to offer these days as organized team activities are over and training camp has not yet arrived.

    That means vacation time for the players, coaches and, yes, reporters. In the meantime, let’s get to know some of the lesser-known additions to the Rams' roster: the rookie free agents.

    Marcus Roberson

    Position: Cornerback

    College: University of Florida

    Height: 6-0

    Weight: 191 pounds

    Stat to know: After earning playing time as a freshman, Roberson had his best season as a sophomore when he finished second in the Southeastern Conference in pass breakups with 12. He added a pair of interceptions and a forced fumble in what would be his best season. That was 2012, so it's been a little while since Roberson produced at that level. But he flashed enough promise to make him the type of prospect that intrigued many draft pundits after that season and into this year.

    Road to the roster: A long and lean corner more known for his zone skills and work in off-coverage, Roberson may not be the ideal fit for what defensive coordinator Gregg Williams wants to do, but it should be noted that Williams has a history of making it work with players of all abilities. The Rams have room for a young corner to earn his way to the roster and Roberson could be that type of player after injuries and off-field issues pushed him from a potential Day 2 pick to undrafted rookie. Janoris Jenkins, Trumaine Johnson and Lamarcus Joyner are the only corners that appear to be locked in to roster spots. From there, the Rams will likely keep one or two more with Roberson having to overcome the likes of Brandon McGee, E.J. Gaines, Greg Reid and Darren Woodard to land a spot on the 53-man roster out of training camp.
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  2. den-the-coach

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    Jan 16, 2013
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    Not sure Roberson fits from a scheme standpoint, but I like the fact that he played in the best conference in college football even though I have to gulp when typing. Tough road as Nick astutely points out with the likes of McGee, Gaines & Reid.
  3. JackDRams

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    Jun 18, 2014
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    I never thought he would make our team. Too much solid competition. He would be ideal for the practice squad. I like his size tho, all of our corners are relatively short aside from Trumaine.